Chicago Cubs Announce Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees

Posted on 22 January 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs announced a few non-roster invitees to Spring Training 2009 in Arizona.

Japanese right-handed veteran pitcher Ken Kadokura. He is a 13-year veteran of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. He has 76 career wins and a 4.36 career ERA in 302 games. He has played for 4 different Japanese teams.

Mike Stanton – a left-handed reliever who is 41 years old and has not pitched since 2007 when he made 69 relief appearances for the Cincinnati Reds.

So Taguchi – see previous blog post here.

Chad Fox – 38-year old reliever who has been hampered with elbow issues the last few seasons. Fox appeared in 3 games for the Cubs during the 2008 MLB season – his first MLB action since 2005 – until recurring injuries forced him to miss the rest of the season.

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